The Weakley County Historical & Genealogical Society was organized in June of 1978 with fourteen charter members. Charter members were Charlotte Reynolds, Pansy Baker, Col. James Corbitt, Joe Richardson, Shirley Buckley, Joan Butler, Martha Hutchens, Justine Erwin, June Simmons, June Waterfield, Zula Capps, Robbie Elliott, Lucile Sharrock, and Charles Tyner. As of today, the society has over 900 members present and past scattered all over the United States and in some foreign countries.
The mission of the Weakley County Historical & Genealogical Society is to bring together those persons interested in the history of Weakley County for the purpose of collecting, preserving, and the sharing of all things relating to their various aspects of the history of the county. This information is made available to the public through publications done by the Society and individual members; publication in the quarterly member newsletter published since April 1982, the Forget Me Not.
President: Mike Rea
Vice-President: Greg Roach
Treasurer: Mary Ann Baxter
Corresponding Sec: Mary Ann Rea
Recording Sec: Laurie Pritchett
Archives: Mike Thompson
Board of Directors
Regular Society meetings are the 3rd Monday night of each week, 7:00 p.m., 3rd floor, Weldon Public Library. All persons are invited to attend. WCH&GS annual dues are $15 individual, $20 family and may be submitted to the Society at P.O. Box 894, Martin, TN. 38237. New members will receive a welcome packet.
Membership in the Society is a nonprofit, (501(c) 3) organization. Contributions to the Society over the actual $15 and $20 annual dues are tax deductible.